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The Hospital

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Original title
The Hospital
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Paddy Chayefsky
Music
Morris Surdin
Cinematography
Victor J. Kemper
Cast
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Producer
United Artists
Genre
Comedy | Black Comedy. Medical
Synopsis / Plot
Herbert Block (George C. Scott) is chief of medicine in a major teaching hospital. His wife has left him, he is impotent and his children have both disowned him. He is toying with the idea of suicide when patients begin dying, not from complications, but from the erroneous treatments the Hospital is giving them. People in the wrong beds are given wrong medicines, sent to operating theatres for incorrect surgery, and found in waiting rooms dead of natural causes. Barbara Drummond has come to take her comatose father back to the Souix reservation where he operates a clinic and they each reach out to each other for emotional support, as a shadowy figure stalks the patients and staff of the hospital.

1971: Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay. Nominated George C. Scott as Best Actor.
Awards
1971: Oscar Best Original Screenplay. 2 Nominations
1971: Golden Globes: Best Screenplay. 3 Nominations
1971: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Comedy Screenplay
1972: BAFTA Awards: Best Screenplay. Nominated for Best Actor (George C. Scott)
1972: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize, OCIC (Recommendation)
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